Athletics – Half & Marathon

Half Marathon & Marathon Half Marathon & Marathon Saturday 11 August 2018

Competition open to all and all, whatever the ability!
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The half marathon and the marathon of Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 will be organized by the Paris Front Runners with the support of The French Federation of Athletics (FFA) and two key partners KCO and AVENA.

The course is a loop of about 10 km which is performed twice for the half marathon and four times for the marathon.

The course is awesome! Start and finnish in Avenue Foch close to Triumph Arch. The trail crosses through the beautiful and shadowed Bois de Boulogne in the west of the capital! Run consists in 2 equal loops for half marathon and 4 equal loops for marathon.

Over 750 athletes are expected for these two races.

This competition is open to all, regardless of ability!

No qualifying time is required. Rankings are by age group.

Register now on the Facebook event dedicated to the half marathon and the marathon and follow the preparation of trials.


available slots

as of 14 June 2018


To participate in these events, individuals must be over 18 years of age and provide a French National Sports License or a Certificate of Fitness and Aptitude to practice Running in competition. More informations HERE

Registration is done on the PARIS 2018 registration website only. No entries will be accepted in person.

Register now!




Spectators are invited to support their favorite athletes along the course!




The Half Marathon and Marathon Rules is available HERE



All participants must have previously withdrawn their accreditations and bibs to be able to start the Half Marathon or Marathon. No bib will be removed on site.

The start will be given at 8:00 am on Avenue Foch, near the Arc de Triomphe.

11 August

  • 7:00 am: Opening of the village
  • 7:30 am: Group warm-up
  • 7:50 am: Setting up the race
  • 8:00 am: Start of the Marathon and Half Marathon
  • 9:05: Estimated arrival of the first runner of the Half Marathon
  • 10:10 am: Estimated arrival of the first runner of the Marathon
  • 16h00: End of the event


Age groups

18-29, 30-34, 35-39, … (calculated as of 06 August 2018)



  • Physical Disability Manuel Wheelchair Physical Disability Manuel Wheelchair
  • Physical Disability Electric Wheelchair Physical Disability Electric Wheelchair
  • Physical Disability Standing Physical Disability Standing
  • Hearing Disability Hearing Disability
  • Visual Disability Visual Disability

Information given as an indication. Any person with disabilities who wishes to participate in sporting events is invited to contact us at


The course of Paris 2018 Half Marathon and Marathon is now available. You can download it in PDF by clicking on the link below:

Semi & Marathon Course

Parcours_ Paris 2018_ KCO_ 20180213


The organizing commitee

Federations and clubs

  • FFA FFA French Athletics Federation
  • Paris Front Runners Paris Front Runners Track and Field, Running
    Paris Front Runners Paris Front Runners
    Track and Field, Running

    Founded in 1992, Paris Front Runners is a Track and Field and a Running club .

    Les Front Runners de Paris est une association de course à pied fondée en 1992, et composée aujourd’hui de plus de 330 membres. Le club est ouvert à tou-te-s, sans discriminations : quelle que soit l’orientation sexuelle, le genre, l’âge, le statut sérologique, le niveau en sport.

    Chaque année, les Front Runners de Paris organisent deux événements clés de la visibilité sportive LGBT : la Course de la Saint Valentin, ainsi que les épreuves d’athlétisme et les courses hors stade du Tournoi International de Paris.


  • Franck Franck Track and Road Sports Coordinator


The first three places of each event will receive gold, silver or bronze medal.